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There are multiple recent reports of Coles MasterCard gift cards being compromised, especially the $100 and $250 ones. They appear to be used at merchants that do not check CVV on the cards, ironically Google Play is one of them, seems that card numbers are brute forced along with expiry dates. If anyone has a stash of unused Coles MCs suggest you check the balance and use it up asap.

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Where are these reports?

I've used more than 250 of these cards this year alone, no problems at all.
 

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How can they be compromised? As in the packaging has been tampered with?

One type is the brute force referred to above. The other, for which I was a victim, was someone tampered with the packaging and put another random card in there. So that crim would keep checking every so often so see if the original card number has been activated.
 

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From Wednesday October 6:



‘Collect 2,000 BONUS Points When You Buy a $50 or $100 Ultimate Gift Card and Swipe Your Flybuys Card at the Checkout

A limit of 5 Gift Cards per customer applies. Offer valid only in store at Coles Supermarkets (excludes Coles Online, Coles Express and purchases via giftcards.com.au), subject to store availability. Excludes $30 Ultimate Gift Cards. To qualify for this offer you must present your Flybuys card at the time of purchase. While stocks last, no rainchecks. Offer valid from 06/10/21 to 12/10/21. BONUS POINTS can be awarded more than once for each Gift Card type including different denominations of the same Gift Card but can only be collected up to 5 times per Flybuys account. Standard Flybuys terms and conditions apply and are available at Flybuys.com.au.’



 

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Where are these reports?

I've used more than 250 of these cards this year alone, no problems at all.
After starting to use up my remaining cards, I can confirm these reports. Unfortunately.

I had a $100 card hit as per screenshot below.

Note my attack was Monday - a day after these reports emerged.

I'm awaiting a callback from a "supervisor" to resolve.

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July.

Proving the point that they need to be a quick churn.
Yeah, I'd read about people comprising the packaging a few months back, so when I did my big purchases in February and a few months later I used the cards as soon as I got home from the shopping trip.
 

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After starting to use up my remaining cards, I can confirm these reports. Unfortunately.

I had a $100 card hit as per screenshot below.

Note my attack was Monday - a day after these reports emerged.

I'm awaiting a callback from a "supervisor" to resolve.

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Sorry to hear @Captain Halliday. Please keep us updated on your 'hopefully not too prolonged' efforts to recover these funds.

I've checked my remaining cards (not many) and found no issue.
 

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An update on this:
After starting to use up my remaining cards, I can confirm these reports. Unfortunately.

I had a $100 card hit as per screenshot below.

Note my attack was Monday - a day after these reports emerged.

I'm awaiting a callback from a "supervisor" to resolve.

View attachment 261356

My call back came yesterday.

I was advised they were very aware if this issue. The agent gave the impression they'd had plenty of calls.

He went on to say the disputes team had yet to decide if refunds would be processed back to the card :rolleyes:, or be a direct deposit in my back account.

He then requested my bank account details and said he's entered them in the spreadsheet. Sounds secure. 🤔

"If you don't see either a bank deposit or email confirming the refund to the gift card by next Friday, give us a call back."
 

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So I made the mistake of forgetting to scan Flybuys when buying 5x gift cards. Can they be credited retrospectively? At the same Coles or any Coles or via online support?
 

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So I made the mistake of forgetting to scan Flybuys when buying 5x gift cards. Can they be credited retrospectively? At the same Coles or any Coles or via online support?
Deleted my earlier post. Misunderstood.
 

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From Wednesday October 13:

30 x Flybuys points on Selected Apple Gift Cards.



A limit of 5 Gift Cards per customer applies. Offer valid from 13/10/21 to 19/10/21 and only available in store at Coles Supermarkets (excludes Coles Online, Coles Express and purchases via giftcards.com.au), subject to store availability. Excludes $20 and $30 Apple Gift Cards. To qualify for this offer you must present your Flybuys card at the time of purchase. A limit of 75,000 Flybuys points per customer applies. BONUS POINTS can be awarded more than once for each Gift Card type including different denominations of the same Gift Card but up to a maximum of 75,000 points can be collected per Flybuys account”. $50 = 1,500 Flybuys Points; $100 = 3,000 Flybuys Points; $200 = 6,000 Flybuys Points. While stocks last, no rainchecks. Flybuys’ privacy policy applies. Standard Flybuys terms and conditions apply and are available at Flybuys.com.au. Use the Flybuys app or Rewards store to convert your points to Flybuys dollars in multiples of $10. TM and © 2021 Apple Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.

 

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From Wednesday October 13:

30 x Flybuys points on Selected Apple Gift Cards.
Thanks for the heads up. I’ll collect a bunch and load them into my Apple account. Wonder if coles still have hard copies of their catalog at the front of their stores still. I’m tired of arguing with the staff at my local over scams so might come armed with proof of the promo.
 

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The link doesn't mention the variable (20-500) gift cards but I assume loading up the $500 on them will accrue the bonus. I may or may not have 5 that I picked up yesterday but forgot to activate. Could that be a problem tomorrow?
 

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From Wednesday October 13:

30 x Flybuys points on Selected Apple Gift Cards.



A limit of 5 Gift Cards per customer applies. Offer valid from 13/10/21 to 19/10/21 and only available in store at Coles Supermarkets (excludes Coles Online, Coles Express and purchases via giftcards.com.au), subject to store availability. Excludes $20 and $30 Apple Gift Cards. To qualify for this offer you must present your Flybuys card at the time of purchase. A limit of 75,000 Flybuys points per customer applies. BONUS POINTS can be awarded more than once for each Gift Card type including different denominations of the same Gift Card but up to a maximum of 75,000 points can be collected per Flybuys account”. $50 = 1,500 Flybuys Points; $100 = 3,000 Flybuys Points; $200 = 6,000 Flybuys Points. While stocks last, no rainchecks. Flybuys’ privacy policy applies. Standard Flybuys terms and conditions apply and are available at Flybuys.com.au. Use the Flybuys app or Rewards store to convert your points to Flybuys dollars in multiples of $10. TM and © 2021 Apple Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.

Don't know how you can possibly earn the stated max of 75k points based on these T&Cs (when largest card is $200 and max 5 cards allowed)
 

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The link doesn't mention the variable (20-500) gift cards but I assume loading up the $500 on them will accrue the bonus. I may or may not have 5 that I picked up yesterday but forgot to activate. Could that be a problem tomorrow?
The variable card is pictured in the catalogue.
 
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